literature

The Literary Town of Recanati

Recanati in Le Marche is a literary town of/for/by the Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi. I say that not only because Leopardi was born here but also because he spent a majority part of his life writing poems inspired by the town. Even though Leopardi had a conflicting relationship with Recanati, one of his most famous poems […]

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Some More Favorite Books on Italy

Literature is a wonderful way to know another culture. Don’t you think?? In the past few years, having read several books based in Italy and/or by Italian authors, I have managed to make a list of many books and will continue to do so. The thirst to read and learn doesn’t satiate and so continuing […]

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The Bookstores of Budapest

Budapest is a wonderful city with many bookstores and cafes. I was quite surprised actually because I didn’t expect so many and that too SO GOOD! Now follows my two cents on exploring the many bookstores of the city of Budapest: The Bookstores of Budapest Atlantis Book Island: The first bookstore I visited was the […]

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Szabó Ervin Library: Every Reader's Dream

Every person has a different traveling style and we should respect that. I’ve honestly learnt this in this in the past 2 years more than ever. Not only am I often criticized by people for traveling to Italy too often (why do they care??) but also judged for traveling too much (like that’s a thing??). […]

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Five Favorite Books on Italy

In November I wrote this post about 10 favorite books on Italy. Whether it was Four Seasons in Rome for the love of Caput Mundi or Jhumpa Lahiri’s In Other Words for the love of Italian language, each one was different. Today I’m adding a few more to the list of books based in Italy for […]

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An Ode to Sicily's Andrea Camilleri

I have been reading since I was a little girl and have had many favorite authors over time. An author is a magician of words, a story teller, an inspiration…..I rarely delve into author’s lives as the books are somehow more important to me. Well, until now. Montalbano and Me After watching a documentary based […]

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Ten Favorite Books on Italy

Many a times I am asked to suggest books on “Italy” and often find myself confused because it is impossible to mention just one book. Seriously the choices are plenty (not to mention fantastic) which is why it is really tough to pick just one book out of the universe. There are books on travel in Italy, it’s […]

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Visiting Italy for the Mantova Literature Festival

Visiting Italy several times since past so many years has given me an adrenaline rush. It pushes me to keep seeking, learning, traveling and creating. Yes I am going to Italy again! And this time I am traveling to Mantova for the Festivaletteratura! I will be a Guest and International Blogger/Journalist for the Mantova Literature Festival/Festivaletteratura. The […]

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Drinking Coffee with James Joyce in Trieste

Trieste as an Italian city is not frequented by the regular traveler. But it should be. The mountains and the mighty Adriatic makes Trieste a very unique city and there is also that unmistakable charm since it is a port town. Trieste as a city has been known to have attracted a lot of  writers […]

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